Join-As-You-Go With Single Crochet
Join-as-you-go with Single Crochet is a great technique for connecting individually made motifs while working the last round of each motif.
To complete a sc-join, insert the hook into the indicated stitch (or space) of the current motif, yarn over and pull up a loop (sc remains unfinished with 2 loops on the hook); insert the hook into the corresponding st of the previously made motif, yarn over and pull through all loops on the hook (sc-join made).
Continue working sc-joins across the edge to the next corner.
To join the corner, insert your hook into the same corner space as sc-join of the previous motif, skipping the overlapping corner stitch. You may like to use stitch markers for indicating corners. Continue working in the same manner around the remaining edges of the motif.
Here are some of my patterns that feature Join-As-You-Go with Single Crochet technique:
- Bubbles the Turtle Rug Crochet Pattern
- Bubbles The Turtle Blanket Crochet Pattern
You can order yarn for both of these projects at LoveCrafts (Thanks for using my affiliate links):
- Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky for Rug – 4 skeins (596 yd) of Grass Green, 4 skeins (596 yd) of Spearmint Green, 2 skeins (298 yd) of Daffodil Yellow, 2 skeins (298 yd) of Coffee Bean.
- Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran for Blanket – 5 skeins of Washed Teal, 3 skeins of Soft Fudge, 2 skeins of Marine Blue, 2 skeins of Light Caramel, 1 skein of Spearmint Green, 1 skein of Grass Green, 1⁄2 skein of Daffodil Yellow, 1⁄2 skein of Coffee Bean.
If join-as-you-go is not really your cup of tea, you can sew the motifs across sc edges instead. Lay out your motifs, then thread a tapestry needle with a single strand of yarn (using the same color as for the last round of the motif) and whipstitch across the adjoining edges.
Check out my other tutorials for joining-as-you-go:
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